Shri Dadasaheb Phalke
Cinema and Arts
Indian Producer, Director, Screenwriter.
Education: Sir J. J. School of Art, Bombay in 1885 and completed a one-year course in drawing
Biography: His debut film, Raja Harishchandra, was the first Indian movie released in 1913, and is now known as India's first full-length feature film.
Born: Dhundiraj Govind Phalke
Died: 16 February 1944
He made 95 feature-length films and 27 short films in his career, spanning 19 years, until 1937, including his most noted works: Mohini Bhasmasur (1913), Satyavan Savitri (1914), Lanka Dahan (1917), Shri Krishna Janma (1918) and Kaliya Mardan (1919)
The Dadasaheb phalke Award, awarded for lifetime contribution to cinema by the Government of India, is named in his honour.